While the name of these sensational singing siblings may be new to some, The James Family name is readily recognized by others who has closely followed their early career. From the late 1970's through the early 1980's, their musical abilities and stage theatrics earned them fame on an international level. The James Family shared the stage with some of the greatest acts of their times, including Lou Rawls, Natalie Cole, The O'Jays, Luther Ingram, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Ray Charles, and The Artist formerly known as Prince. A worldwide demand for their talent led them to perform for the Department of Defense at military bases throughout Europe and for such dignitaries as Prince Charles of Wales, the Ambassador of Kenya, and the Ambassador of Egypt. After taking a three-year hiatus, the four member group reconvened in 1988 and added another sister to their act. The group now consists of five members-two brothers and three sisters: Mycle, Eddie, Sandra, Anita, and lead singer, Nancy James. With a wide range of talent, The James Family is a versatile and high energy act. Nancy James plays ten different instruments from the drums to the congos to the bass guitar. The group has been trained in off-Broadway musicals, adding acting and choreography to their repertoire. They perform every type of music from R&B to country western and from contemporary rock to gospel; such musical diversity gives them a universal appeal. Under the musical direction of Rudolph Hawkins of Detroit, Michigan, The James Family have begun studio preparations for recording a CD of original music. They are currently dividing time between local engagements and planning a third European tour.